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Whitehorse to get Tier 1 bantam hockey team -

Introducing the Yukon Rivermen. You’ll be hearing a lot about them come next hockey season.

Sheepish toe thief returns pilfered digit to Dawson City by mail -

Dawson City’s homesick sourtoe has found its way home. The desiccated human digit, which made national news when it disappeared last week, was mailed back to the Downtown Hotel June 22.

Tanker rollover snarls traffic -

A tanker truck full of aviation fuel rolled over June 22 shutting down two Yukon highways for most of the day.

So long, senator: Dan Lang retires -

Yukon’s senator has announced he is retiring. Dan Lang told the Senate June 22 that he will be walking away as of August 15 after eight and a half years on the job.

In search of one missing desiccated human toe -

A thief took advantage of a five-finger discount and walked off with one of Dawson’s most famous toes.

Yukon to celebrate National Aboriginal Day as stat holiday for first time -

National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated across the Yukon June 21, with Yukoners getting the day off to participate in the festivities.

Around seven bears killed so far this year, Environment Yukon says -

A series of high-profile bear conflicts the week of June 10 has Environment Yukon urging the public to be careful, carry bear spray on outings, and properly manage garbage and livestock.

Motorcylist in fatal accident on Alaska Highway identified -

A Fairbanks man who died in a fatal accident near Jake’s Corner this week has been identified as J. Michael Gray.

Juniors prevail at orienteering championship -

Just in time for the worlds, Whitehorse’s Leif Blake notched his first-ever expert division win at the Yukon Orienteering Championships in Riverdale on June 14.

YTA and government square off on status of temporary educators -

A disagreement surrounding the status and rights of temporary educators in the Yukon has sparked a legal and verbal boxing match between the government and the Yukon Teachers Association.


Taste of the park: Foraging for food in downtown Whitehorse - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:00:00 EDT
Dandelions

'A lot of the fun thing about discovering these flavours in the woods and in the parks is figuring out how to use them,' said local wild food expert Michele Genest.

Your North: Best reader photos for the week of June 19 - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT
Jacob Peffer

With the summer solstice in our rearview, your best photos from across the territories show off the beauty of the North: from its wildlife, to its people. Here are your best shots of the week from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

How did the narwhal get its tusk? Nunavut man's artistic answer wins first prize in national contest - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT
Alexander Angnaluak

Alexander Angnaluak from Kugluktuk, Nunavut drew his colourful interpretation of a traditional narwhal story and it struck gold.

Take the Hope Pact, N.W.T. man tells struggling Indigenous youth - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT
kelvin redvers hope pact

Kelvin Redvers, from Hay River, N.W.T., is encouraging Indigenous youth across Canada to take a hope pact to counter suicide pacts.

'You're celebrating colonization': 4 Indigenous people share why they won't be singing O Canada on July 1 - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT
shane henry

Four Indigenous people share what they will be doing to mark Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation hires safety officers to patrol streets - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
Kwanlin Dun safety officers

'When critical incidents happen in our community, we hear from our citizens all the time. They are requesting patrols, they are requesting people to be out there in the community.'

Dawson City backyard butcher offers house-smoked, raised-in-Yukon meats - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:15:49 EDT
BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

House-smoked sausages and farm-raised bacon; dry-cured salamis and aged steaks. They’re the coveted offerings of a high-end, big-city charcutier — and now, a backyard butcher in Dawson City, Yukon.

The Maud goes home: Norwegians will float the long-sunken ship halfway home this summer - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT
Maud

Eighty-seven years after the Maud sank and a year after it was pulled up from the seabed, the ship will start its float home to Norway from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Special Const. Johnny Karetak leaves 'lasting legacy' in Arviat, his beloved community - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EDT
Johnny Karetak

He was a 'true gentleman' and a man 'full of integrity.' Karetak passed away this month at the age of 87.

A dream come true: First Nations woman's art displayed at Vancouver airport - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT
Violet Gatensby

A Carcross Tagish First Nation artist is having her artwork displayed at the Vancouver airport for a year.



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